Acts 17 and John 14 Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, “Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar wread more
St. Christopher’s is a congregation of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America (TEC). We are a member of the greater Anglican Communion, and a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio. In our tradition, serving God as clergy persons is open to women as well as men; single persons or married.
We have a long history of being a church which serves those who are predominantly from a military background, primarily those who have served or are serving in the United States Air Force, due to our proximity to Wright Patterson AFB.
However, we have evolved into a diversified congregation over the last several years, in which we embrace members from a variety of backgrounds. We are a congregation which values radical hospitality, embracing the tenants of our faith which lie in Scripture, tradition and reason. Since Episcopalians journey a path which we look upon as Via Media (by way of the middle ground),we are a congregation of people with multiplicity of views. Yet, with all those facets which make us unique, we are a community who respectfully welcomes the stranger, no matter their background or station in life. God’s forgiveness, love and grace extends seamlessly like a mantle upon all – we are made in the Creator’s image and likeness, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexuality, social status or age. Since the God we serve is boundless, so is our inclusiveness.
So come…. See the Goodness of the Lord in the Community of St. Christopher’s. Worship with us… in prayer, song and in the hearing of God’s word. Join us so that we may become friends and no longer strangers.
Blessings and peace,
The Rev. Ruth B. Paulus
John 14: 1-14 Do not let your hearts be troubled… Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. In the name of God: Divine Creator, Bread more
Psalm 23, John 10: 1-10 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD my whole life long. In the name of God: Glorious Creator, Good Shepherd, and Sacred Spirit. Amen. The Good Shepherd… thread more
Luke 24:13-35 They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” In the name of God: Benevolent Creator, Heart Warming Savior, and Great Wisdom. Aread more
John 20:19-31 “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” In the name of God: Generous Creator, Divine Redeemer, and Sacred Wisdom. Amen. Happy Easter 2 or Low Sunday to you all. Notoriread more
Matthew 21:1-11 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the oread more
John 9:1-41 We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva [&hellread more
John 4:5-42 “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” In the name of God: Creator, Redeemer, and Sacred Spirit. Amen.read more
Matthew 4: 1-11 If you are…. In the name of God: Creator, Lamb of God, Divine Wisdom. Amen I have been doing some rearranging of pictures at home. The other day I was feeling rather ambitious and thought I would hang a picture in the stairway.( Not an eread more
2 Corinthians 5:20 – 6:10 As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, “At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you.” See, now is the accread more
Well, well, well…. President Trump has stated at the National Prayer Breakfast that he will repeal the Johnson Amendment, allowing faith representatives to speak freely without jeopardizing tax exempt status. Hummmmm…… On another note, U.C. Berkleyread more
Sitting with the Gospel of Matthew for this Sunday, dealing with the issue of being “blessed”, I have done a great deal of pondering. Actually, my mind has been churning. “Blessed are those…..” What does it mean to be blessed? If youread more
When I was a kid back in the dark ages, I was raised to respect those in authority. Elders, the police, teachers, pastors, you name it. If they had a title that commanded respect, hands down, I did without question. Then I grew up and my idealistic, roseread more
I am not customarily a “fad” person. They come and go with the wind and the nudgings of marketing/advertising moguls. Lots of money invested and spent in fly-by-night endeavors. However, what has caught my attention is the “safety pin” fad. I haread more